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A weekly look at the Toronto Maple Leafs with The Athletic's Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle, featuring in-depth coverage of the Blue and White throughout the NHL season.

The Leaf Report: A show about the Toronto Maple Leafs The Athletic

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A weekly look at the Toronto Maple Leafs with The Athletic's Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle, featuring in-depth coverage of the Blue and White throughout the NHL season.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    'Soft' Maple Leafs feel the wrath of Sheldon Keefe and the fans

    'Soft' Maple Leafs feel the wrath of Sheldon Keefe and the fans

    MIrtle and Jonas recap the Maple Leafs 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers, the fourth game in their last four where they have coughed up a 3 goal or more lead. The boys breakdown the play of the defence which struggled mightily, most notably Timothy Liljegren, Travis Dermott and Alex Biega. Jack Campbell who missed some shots he should have stopped, and the struggles of the Tavares and Spezza lines.
    In the Pod-Bag, fans vent to James and Jonas about the Leafs play, even though for a team that has the 6th best winning percentage in the NHL, one of the top power-plays in the league and one that possesses a Vezina trophy candidate, Auston Matthews and William Nylander and a top tier tandem on the blue line.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Leaf Live Room with Mirtle and Siegel

    Leaf Live Room with Mirtle and Siegel

    James Mirtle and Jonas Siegel, hosts of 'The Leaf Report' podcast for The Athletic, team up for this Live Room as they take your questions and recap the Leaf's disappointing loss Wednesday night vs the New York Rangers.

    Please note: this episode was recorded live on Thursday, January 20, 2022

    NHL Insider Chris Johnston on the state of the Maple Leafs

    NHL Insider Chris Johnston on the state of the Maple Leafs

    Chris Johnston from the Toronto Star and TSN joins Jonas and James on the latest Leaf Report. The guys look back on the Maple Leafs disappointing 2-1 loss in Arizona on Wednesday night, but praise the game that Auston Matthews played in his home town. The guys discuss if William Nylander is all-star worthy this season, if Evander Kane and John Klingberg could be a fit with the Maple Leafs and if the buds should be willing to trade the likes of Nick Robertson or Rasmus Sandin to improve their defence.
    Plus the guys discuss if the salary cap challenged Leafs have a shot at keeping impending UFA Ilya Mikheyev in the mix next season and CJ sticks around to answer your questions in the latest round of the pod-bag.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Reasons for optimism outweigh pessimism in 2022, for the Maple Leafs

    Reasons for optimism outweigh pessimism in 2022, for the Maple Leafs

    Jonas and James return with their first episode of the Leaf Report for 2022. The boys look at reasons for optimism and pessimism as the Leafs season rolls on.
    Salary Cap space and defence may still be a reason for pessimism, but the play of Jack Campbell in goal, the addition of Ondrej Kase and David Kampf to the third line, the resurgence of Morgan Rielly and John Tavares and the breakout season of William Nylander leave Leafs Nation and the Leaf pod listeners with plenty of optimism.
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    • 43 min
    Maple Leafs decimated by COVID-19 have games in Vancouver, Calgary and Seattle postponed

    Maple Leafs decimated by COVID-19 have games in Vancouver, Calgary and Seattle postponed

    Jonas and James return for the final Leaf Report podcast of 2021. The boys discuss the league postponing the game between the Canucks and the Maple Leafs Saturday night, if Toronto will be able to play their next schedule game, which is December 23rd, and how the many postponed games in the NHL will be made up in the new year.  
    Plus, the guys take your questions in the final pod-bag of the year, including questions on Jonas and Mirtle's favourite Christmas movies, who the Leafs might give up in a trade for John Kllingberg what the next contracts for Rasmus Sandin and Timothy Liljegren might look like, and if the team should go after Max Domi if he becomes available.
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    • 40 min
    Jack Campbell joins Auston Matthews in the Hart Trophy conversation

    Jack Campbell joins Auston Matthews in the Hart Trophy conversation

    Jonas and James huddle up by the fire in Edmonton, post game after the Maple Leafs 5-1 win in a game where Auston Matthews and Jack Campbell continue to shine.
    The guys discuss Matthews and Campbell being in the conversation for the Hart Trophy, What Ondrej Kase has brought to the first line, and Petr Mrazak and Ilya Mikheyev's return to the lineup from injury and what their presence means for the team moving forward.
    In the second half of the Leaf Report, two days later, Jonas and James record from Vancouver, to breakdown the struggles of Jake Muzzin and Justin Holl, and how solid Morgan Rielly and TJ Brodie have been this season. The guys also float the possibility of acquiring John Klingberg to strengthen the blue line at trade deadline. Siegel and Mirtle also hit on the Maple Leafs depth which is the best it's been in years, how the team has faired without the injured Mitch Marner and we take your questions in another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag.
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
259 Ratings

259 Ratings

93cwc93 ,

New Guests

I think you guys should get some female guests on and give a new voice a shot at analysis and opinion on the leafs- lots of good names out there that you could help raise a platform for

Scud1793 ,

Out in left field

These 2 don’t seem to know a lot about hockey. Jonas might be the most annoying person on earth. They have adds to listen to the Steve Dangle show and that guy is just terrible! He is beyond brutal and his cohosts are even worst!

StewCarol154 ,

Weak Link

Jonas Siegel needs to be replaced or at least he needs to be far better prepared. Listen to the July 29th podcast for Jonas’ repeated comments such as: “I get it but I just don’t know.”

Wouldn’t it be reasonable to expect participants whose role it is to evaluate the newly acquired Leafs to have analyzed their strengths and performance data in order to provide an opinion of where they might fit within the team. How is analysis even possible without that information?

“I just don’t know” comments aren’t informative or entertaining. They are, however, frivolous and annoying.

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